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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to E. W. Cragin (Las Vegas), October 18,... Las Vegas Land and Water Company firmly refuses to extend water lines past Las Vegas city limits for fire protection due to insufficient amounts of water in the artesian channel
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Press release about invitation for farmers to submit water use bids, Las Vegas, November 5,... Copy of a press release to be printed in the Las Vegas Evening Review Journal. It stated that the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Las Vegas was taking bids to use the water from a new disposal...
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Letter from W. W. White (Reno) to Senator Pat A. McCarran (Washington, D.C.), September 22,... Letter written by the Director of Nevada's Division of Public Health Engineering to Senator McCarran informing of sewerage problems in Reno and the Nevada statutes regulating metering of water in larger Nevada towns like Las Vegas and Reno.
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Purchase offer from Las Vegas Valley Water District to purchase all water production lands and... Offer from the Las Vegas Valley Water District to Union Pacific Railroad Company, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company, and Las Vegas Land and Water Company, to purchase all water production lands and facilities owned by the Union Pacific...
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County agent project, 1940 additions, Erosion - flood control, 1937-1940 Revised summary of situation, goals, duties of cooperating agencies, and procedures regarding the effort to prevent flooding and erosion threatening properties and silting Lake Mead. Report originally signed in May 1937. Handwritten notes throughout document. Cooperative extension work in agriculture...
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Bond issue election announcement by Las Vegas Valley Water District to eligible voters within district... Notice of special election for bond issue for the Water District including the reasons for the issue. Document includes information election date, amount of bond issue, voter eligibility, registration, purposes of bond issue, revenue, expenses, estimated water rates, financing, water...
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt (Los Angeles), October 20, 1948 List of the directors elected for each district within the Las Vegas Valley Water District
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Letter from R. E. Marks (Reno) to E. E. Bennett, March 23, 1949 Marks stating that the Clark County delegation seemed anxious to rush Senate Bill 155 through as fast as possible, amending the Las Vegas Valley Water District act to allow bond issues.
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County agent project progress report, Flood control - soil conservation and soil conservation-domestic allotment, November... Discussion of the formation of the Virgin River Watershed Flood Control District and Soil Conservation Committee and the efforts of all the individual soil conservation districts. Project Number: State Office No. 172. Clark County No. 12 and Project Number: State...
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Letter from G. F. Ashby (Omaha) to William Reinhardt, September 12, 1948 Ashby agreed with Reinhardt that extending water lines beyond the city limits, even for fire protection, set a dangerous precedent
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), July 27, 1939 Bracken recommended to Strong that the company perform some maintenance work to avoid a lawsuit with the Stewart family.
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County agent project progress report, Flood control, November 1, 1941 Report of the 1941 activities in the Clark County's Flood Control Program in overcoming the flood menace in the Las Vegas, Moapa, and Virgin Valleys. Project Number: State Office No. 172. Clark County No. 12
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Nevada Senate Bill No. 155 by Senator Baker, March 2, 1949 Bill introduced by Senator Baker to amend the Water District Act to allow issuance of bonds and levying taxes for district operation and maintenance.
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Letter from H. C. Mann (Omaha) to W. M. Jeffers, November,12, 1935 Letter from H. C. Mann discussing Walter Bracken's recommendation to drill a new well to guarantee water for irrigation on the Las Vegas Ranch. Bracken's letter is referenced below.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Howard C. Mann (Omaha), November 27, 1935 Letter from Bracken explaining the water situation on the Las Vegas Ranch to the chief engineer of the Union Pacific system.
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Schedule of rates, rules and regulations of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company, December... Detailed list of water rates and rules for water usage in Las Vegas.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Hulsizer (Omaha), March 24, 1938 Letter from Bracken includes a chart showing water used in 1933-36 by the water company and the railroad.
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to A. M. Folger including water production and consumption... Letter from Reinhardt requesting to the Nevada Public Service Commission clarification on some figures found in the attached report regarding water production. Chart showing Las Vegas monthly production and consumption of water for 1945, 1946 and 1947.
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to G. F. Ashby, September 8, 1948 The water company had been requested to extend a pipeline to a new subdivision outside of the Las Vegas city limits for fire protection, but Reinhardt recommended not setting a dangerous precedent.
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Letter from A. M. Folger to L. A. Barnes (Omaha), October 19, 1949 Letter from Folger comparing Lake Mead recharge rate estimate to water usage in the Las Vegas Valley. State Engineer compiled data showing that residents were using far more water than the recharge rate. The water company was only responsible...
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Personal letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to G. F. Ashby, October 11, 1948 Folger contacted Mayor Cragin to see, once the water district was created, if there was any way to ensure that the water from the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. springs and well field was not piped beyond the city...
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Report of flood control work in southern Nevada winter of 1933 & 1934 by Civilian... Report with photos that details flood control work completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Nevada during the winter of 1933-34.
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Report, Ground-water appraisal of the Meadow Valley area, Lincoln and Clark Counties, Nevada, July 1964 Detailed survey of the ground water resources of the Meadow Valley area. This is Report #27 in the Ground-Water resources - Reconnaissance series
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Report, Socioeconomic impacts of the second stage of the Southern Nevada Water Project and its... Study on the possible societal impacts of bringing in water from outside of the Las Vegas Valley.
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Minutes of meeting held on southern Nevada erosion, flood control, and drainage projects, Las Vegas... Meeting to discuss all aspects of erosion and flood control projects in southern Nevada.
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Report, Flood control in the Moapa Valley, circa 1934 Narrative describing the construction of a spillway in the Meadow Valley Wash by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Guild and Frank Strong, January... Discussion of the perception that many Las Vegas residents had that the water and power company were trying to prevent growth in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Letter from H. T. Coffey (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken, January 3, 1925 Coffey recommends not installing a hydropower water wheel on the Las Vegas Creek, but increasing capacity at the Las Vegas Power plant. The higher initial cost would be beneficial in the long run. "W-2-4-2" in pencil in upper right...
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Los Angeles) to E. E. Calvin (Los Angeles), March 9,... Letter to the Las Vegas Land and Water Company president about the cost of turning the Las Vegas Ranch into a demonstration ranch. The letter makes it very clear that the primary motivation in creating a demonstration ranch is...
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Leo A. McNamee, Including a telegram... The Clark County delegation had yet to introduce the bill to permit the metering of water in Las Vegas. Bennett called on McNamee and Bracken to get Las Vegas residents to pressure the delegation to do so. Includes a...
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Photograph of Maude Swartwood at the remains of an adobe house at Big Las Vegas... Maude Swartwood on a horse amidst the ruins of an adobe house next to the big Las Vegas Spring.
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Chart of water production and consumption from the Las Vegas Land and Water Company, 1926-1944 Chart showing the available production, average daily consumption, and the maximum daily consumption of water from 1926 to 1944
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Letter from Maxwell Kelch (Las Vegas) to W. H. Guild (Los Angeles), October 18, 1944 Invitation from the Chamber of Commerce to attend a meeting to discuss the water situation in Las Vegas. Includes an enclosure listing the topic of a meeting held the day before to discuss the same issue.
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Cooperative agreement: Wells Siding flood control project, April 1938 Agreement between the Muddy Valley Irrigation Company and the Moapa Soil Conservation District for a flood control project on Wells Siding.
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to G. F. Ashby, November 7, 1944 Meeting on water in Las Vegas. Discussion included the decline in water pressure throughout the valley, watershed recharge, BMI Water, a possible water district, well drilling, and more.
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Report, Description of flood control problems of the Meadow Valley Wash and Muddy River Water... List of flood control features in the Meadow Valley Wash and the Muddy River Watershed.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to E. E. Bennett, February 26, 1945 Discussion of a meeting with the chamber of commerce regarding water metering in Las Vegas. The water company asserted that their desire for water meters was solely in the interest of water conservation and not increasing revenues.
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Application for permit to appropriate the public waters of the State of Nevada, November 1939 Application for the Las Vegas Land and Water Company to appropriate the water from a new well on the Las Vegas Ranch. Original Collection: Union Pacific Railroad Collection 97-19
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Report about flood control in Virgin and Moapa Valleys Narrative that describes nineteen elements of the flood control program in the Virgin and Moapa Valleys.
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Report, Land cover types of the Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, September 2007 In-depth survey of the plants that cover the Las Vegas Wash.
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Report, Geological survey circular 346: First fourteen years of Lake Mead, circa 1949 Report on Lake Mead taken from the Lake Mead Comprehensive Survey of 1948-49
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Memo from A.W.F. to Walter R. Bracken in response to C. R. Gray's letter about... One particular part of the lands purchased from Helen Stewart was apparently for right of way and terminal facilities since it does not have any water rights associated with it.
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Report, Biological inventory of the Southern Nevada Water Project, second stage, 1976 Inventory of the plants on the land that falls under the jurisdiction of the Southern Nevada Water Project.
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Final report on interrelationships between chemical, physical and biological conditions of the waters of Las... Results of a chemical and biological survey of the waters of Las Vegas Bay of Lake Mead. Includes charts and figures.
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County agent project progress report, Formation of irrigation district, November 1, 1941 Report on flood control programs in the Las Vegas, Moapa, and Virgin River Valleys.
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Project development report, Definite plan report on southern Nevada water project, Nevada (first stage), August... Plan for the first stage of the Southern Nevada Water Project, a plan to provide water for projected population growth.
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Report, Flood control and soil conservation in southern Nevada Brief history of flooding along the Virgin River and a list of work undertaken to prevent or diminish future flooding.
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Outline of work projects of the Moapa Valley area in conjunction with the proposed Meadow... Summary of projects and their respective projected costs for erosion-flood control projects in the Moapa Valley
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Final report, Lake Mead monitoring program, July, 1976 Reports of water quality monitoring in Lake Mead
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Report on flood in Meadow Valley Wash, March 3rd to 5th inclusive, March 12, 1938 Summary of the damage from a flood in the Moapa Valley on March 3-5, 1938
 

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